Attendance Line-24 Hours: 847-472-3899


Mrs. Michele Ramsey
Principal
(847) 593-4306
[email protected]

 

 

The CCSD59 Early Learning Center (ELC) is a state-of-the-art facility constructed with children in mind.  Our goal is to support the development of the whole child and to provide a safe, secure, nurturing environment in which children will grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.  Our dedicated, caring staff design engaging, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities to meet the needs and interests of our learners. Our program is coordinated with the CCSD59 K-8 program.

Program Offerings

  • Tuition-based programming for children who are typically developing
  • Grant-based programming (Preschool for All Program)The Preschool for All Program is a preschool program funded by an Illinois state grant for children ages 3-5 years old (not eligible for kindergarten) and is open to children who meet program criteria
  • Special education programming for children who have a disability

Preschool Screening

CCSD59 provides preschool screenings/assessment of children ages 3-5 in the following areas: communication, motor, cognitive, social/emotional and vision/hearing.  This assessment is used to determine eligibility for services and programming provided at the ELC. For further information concerning preschool screening, please contact our office at 847-593-4306.


Curriculum

Our program follows the Creative Curriculum framework which is aligned to the State of Illinois’ Early Learning and Development Standards.  Developmentally appropriate instruction promotes thinking, creativity, problem-solving, speech/language, social/emotional, and gross and fine motor skills growth. Children engage in hands-on experiences which enhance their excitement for learning. Each child’s strengths and abilities are captured in a portfolio which contains work samples, pictures, and documentation of developmental milestones.


Daily Schedule

Each teacher’s individual schedule may vary but the following components are included:

  1. Large Group/Circle Time: Everyone gathers together to hear about the day’s activities, learn about a new concept, share ideas, listen to a story, sing, dance, etc.
  1. Choice-Center Time: Children select from activities in interest areas which include dramatic play, blocks, science, sensory table, table toys, art, library, technology and more. Learning is child centered through play facilitated by the Early Childhood Team of educators in each classroom.
    SnackSnack time encourages communication between children, self-help skills and good manners.
  1. Playground/Gross Motor Time: Large motor skills are enhanced through obstacle courses, physical games, playground use, and gross motor activities.

Note: Literacy and language, along with social-emotional skills, are promoted throughout the entire day.

 

Attendance Line-24 Hours: 847-472-3899


Mrs. Michele Ramsey
Principal
(847) 593-4306
[email protected]

 

 

The CCSD59 Early Learning Center (ELC) is a state-of-the-art facility constructed with children in mind.  Our goal is to support the development of the whole child and to provide a safe, secure, nurturing environment in which children will grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and physically.  Our dedicated, caring staff design engaging, developmentally appropriate learning opportunities to meet the needs and interests of our learners. Our program is coordinated with the CCSD59 K-8 program.

Program Offerings

  • Tuition-based programming for children who are typically developing
  • Grant-based programming (Preschool for All Program)The Preschool for All Program is a preschool program funded by an Illinois state grant for children ages 3-5 years old (not eligible for kindergarten) and is open to children who meet program criteria
  • Special education programming for children who have a disability

Preschool Screening

CCSD59 provides preschool screenings/assessment of children ages 3-5 in the following areas: communication, motor, cognitive, social/emotional and vision/hearing.  This assessment is used to determine eligibility for services and programming provided at the ELC. For further information concerning preschool screening, please contact our office at 847-593-4306.


Curriculum

Our program follows the Creative Curriculum framework which is aligned to the State of Illinois’ Early Learning and Development Standards.  Developmentally appropriate instruction promotes thinking, creativity, problem-solving, speech/language, social/emotional, and gross and fine motor skills growth. Children engage in hands-on experiences which enhance their excitement for learning. Each child’s strengths and abilities are captured in a portfolio which contains work samples, pictures, and documentation of developmental milestones.


Daily Schedule

Each teacher’s individual schedule may vary but the following components are included:

  1. Large Group/Circle Time: Everyone gathers together to hear about the day’s activities, learn about a new concept, share ideas, listen to a story, sing, dance, etc.
  1. Choice-Center Time: Children select from activities in interest areas which include dramatic play, blocks, science, sensory table, table toys, art, library, technology and more. Learning is child centered through play facilitated by the Early Childhood Team of educators in each classroom.
    SnackSnack time encourages communication between children, self-help skills and good manners.
  1. Playground/Gross Motor Time: Large motor skills are enhanced through obstacle courses, physical games, playground use, and gross motor activities.

Note: Literacy and language, along with social-emotional skills, are promoted throughout the entire day.

 

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